Health and Wellbeing in the workplace means improved job satisfaction; increased efficiency and productivity.
We support businesses to support their employees in maintaining and promoting their health, safety and productivity as well as ensuring that they meet legal requirements.
We provide ergonomic assessment services, workplace physiotherapy, manual handling training and risk assessment as well as a range of health promotional activities and lectures/seminars that are fully flexible and can be tailored to individual client requirements.
We also work alongside Occupational Health nurses and Doctors based at the Fleet Street Clinic in London, so are able to offer a wide range of services, beyond our own levels of expertise and competence and therefore an end to end solution for our clients.
In this new 'hybrid' world, many of us are now working from home for a significant part of our working week, for better or worse. Initially, the benefits of working from home may have seemed obvious - flexibility of working hours; time spent with the family; more time for exercise and outdoor opportunities. However, the long term reality of working from home - distractions; work time encroaching on home time and, of course, the ergonomics of the desk, chair and computer set up, will likely have caused some challenges.
At Zoinomics we have launched a remote assessment process, carried out by our Ergonomics Director, Antony Hylton, to help you to evaluate the ergonomics of your workstation and discuss improvements, many of which are often low cost/no cost.
Antony is a Chartered Physiotherapist of 22 years and has worked in a variety of settings, treating necks, backs and various other physical ailments. He also has almost 15 years of experience working in the field of office ergonomics and has a wide knowledge base as it relates to the conditions that afflict those that are mostly desk-based in their jobs and the products and furniture that can help improve comfort and reduce risk of injury. See here for more information and/or to book an assessment
This is something that is widely discussed in the media and we at zoinomics are determined to immunise the population from 'the sitting disease' - one person at a time.
If sitting is bad, should you stand all day? A study by the Cochrane database looked at all the evidence for sit-stand desks and to generalise the following is probably true: if you have chronic back pain, you will use these lots and get some benefit. If you have minor back pain or no pain, you simply won't use them very much!
Has your physio told you you should sit on a swiss ball or other unstable surface to improve your 'core stability'. Does this work? Does it make sense? Is there a downside? See the blog section for our opinion on this.
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